Classical Sprouts: BONUS! Rachel And The Violin
Rachel Barton Pine says for her, one instrument is enough.
"I'm interested in everything that has to do with the violin and nothing that doesn't," Pine says. "The only thing I wanted to do was play things that were like the violin, whether it was a medieval ancestor of the violin, a cousin of the violin like the viola d'amore, the electric violin."
When she was 10 years old and already practicing seven hours a day, Pine says even her grandmother's efforts to teach her to crochet resulted in, literally, more violins.
"As soon as I figured out the mathematical principles of how shapes are created with the yarn, I invented a pattern for a crocheted violin and that's all I ever made after that."
Listen to our full episode on Rachel Barton Pine to find out more about this violin-loving virtuoso!
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